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By Charlotte Henderson | Aug 31, 2018
Photo by: Charlotte Henderson Razorville Hall, the Wasington Historical Society museum, has new clapboard siding recently installed by Adam Ripley. Color choice preview (insert) is set up at the building. Painting will begin at Open House work bee set for Sept. 8.

Summer reading celebration

Gibbs Library’s summer reading program is saluting another successful year with a Bikes for Books drawings and a visit from Bess the Book Bus tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Aug. 31. Bikes for Books, which encourages children to read during summer school vacation, is sponsored locally by Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge. They will deliver bicycles and help draw the winners. Bess the Book Bus returns to Washington to allow each child in attendance to pick out a book from the well stocked bus. Mrs. Casas will be on hand for face-painting, too. Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck will be there, as well, Darling’s hands out ice cream and accepts donations “for a cause,” which, in this case, is Bess the Book Bus. All this takes place starting at 4 p.m. and will conclude by 6 p.m. This is a really enjoyable event for everyone. I never get a book or an ice cream, but I have a big smile on my face the whole time I’m watching all the excitement and fun.

Soccer signups for skill and sportsmanship

Boys and girls from pre-K through grade two and grades three through six can sign up for coed soccer Friday, Sept. 7, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Memorial School Gym. Registration fees are $20 per Washington resident, with a $30 family limit. The cost is $25 for nonresidents, with a $35 family limit. For more information, call or text Alison Leavitt at 505-5650 or email aabrahamson@live.com. Practice and games focus on soccer fundamentals, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The first practice will be Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m at Fire Pond Field, on Bill Luce Rd. across from the Town Office and Fire Department.

Historical Society to paint new siding

Washington Historical Society is doing something different at this year’s open house Saturday, Sept. 8. The organization’s museum, Razorville Hall, will be open to visitors as usual, but outside members will be painting the newly installed siding. WHS welcomes visitors to pitch in for this painting “work bee” and help finish the job that day. Activities previously planned for the date have been rescheduled. The new clapboard siding is in keeping with the old style of outside finish and was expertly installed by Adam Ripley. They look beautiful as is, but do require paint before cold weather. WHS member Frank Campbell set up sample cards at the museum so that people can check their color choice for the exterior. The final paint choice and all other needed supplies will be on hand. The open house/ work bee fun starts at 10 a.m. at Razorville Hall, 264 Razorville Road. There will be grilled hot dogs and the fixings for lunch. This is one of those events where many hands make light work. All are welcome.

WHS announces leaders

Other news from Washington Historical Society includes the recent election of officers and board members for 2018-2019. They are: president, Wendy Carr; vice president, Charlotte Henderson; secretary, Hazel Kopishke; treasurer; Linda Luce; director - 3 years, Ron Luce. The society’s annual newsletter has been mailed to postal patrons and donors. To receive a newsletter by postal mail or email, send your email and postal mail address (both) to washingtonhistorical@gmail.com.

Season’s end at Sweet Season

Washington’s café and fresh food store on the hill is closing Sept. 3. Sweet Season Farm and Café will be open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Labor Day. It seems the summer has flown by and too soon it’s time to do without the occasional sit-down with a good meal and friendly service at Sweet Season. We wish Ed and Virginia a successful winter sprinkled with some restful time off.

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